10-28-2008 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #7

Recognition of Board Members: Janice Kershaw and Larry Hughes


Recognition of  School Board Members, Janice Kershaw for her 10 years of service and Larry Hughes for his 8 years of service to Brevard Public Schools.


Ms. Janice Kershaw was elected to the Brevard County School Board in 1998. She serves as the Board's Chairman. From 2001 - 2003, she served as Board Chairman. Ms. Kershaw earned Board Member Certification from the Florida School Boards Association and serves on its Board of Directors. Currently, Ms. Kershaw represents Brevard in her position as Chair of the Central Florida Public School Boards Coalition. She serves as District Director of VSA Arts for the Brevard Achievement Center. Ms. Kershaw serves in a range of volunteer capacities for many civic and cultural organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN.  She and her husband, Dave, have two sons that attend West Shore Jr/Sr High School in Melbourne.


Larry E. Hughes was elected to the School Board in 2000 and served as Board Chair in 2004-2005. Mr. Hughes is a Certified Board Member earning the Master Board distinction in 2001 and again in 2003. He served on the Board of Directors of the Florida School Boards Association for four years, is a Board Member of the Brevard Schools Foundation, was a gubernatorial appointee under Governors Chiles, Bush and Crist and is a member of the leadership team awarded the Governor's Sterling Award in 2007. A product of Brevard Public Schools, Mr. Hughes earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Rollins College and his Master of Science and MBA degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology. He started his own engineering and management consulting firm, Apogee Engineering, in 1989. A 50-year resident of Brevard, he resides in West Melbourne. His four children are all graduates of Brevard public schools.


Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 10/28/2008

Authority for Action
FS 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

Cost Center

Jackie Joy, Admin. Assist. to the School Board, x412